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to·ward

toward

 
 
pronunciation:
tord [or] tword [or] t word
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: moving or facing in the direction of.
We walked toward the main street.
 
definition 2: just before; close to.
They will leave sometime toward afternoon.
similar words:
near
definition 3: with respect to.
She was friendly toward the new girl in her class.
definition 4: as partial payment of.
Here is ten dollars toward the amount that I owe you.
definition 5: leading to having or getting.
The new law is a step toward equal rights for all.
derivation: towards (prep.)